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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

The Best Football Players Ever Football Players (American)
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  1. 1
    + 6961
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Wide receiver

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  2. 2
    + 6138
    - 2623


    Quarterback

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  3. 3
    + 5671
    - 2182


    Running back

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  4. 4
    + 5591
    - 1728

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  5. 5
    + 3996
    - 1953


    Linebacker

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  6. 6
    + 3740
    - 1924


    Running back, Fullback

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  7. 7
    + 4657
    - 3428

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  8. 8
    + 3822
    - 1422

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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  9. 9
    + 4959
    - 3474

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  10. 10
    + 3197
    - 1827


    Quarterback

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  11. 11
    + 3247
    - 1388


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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  12. 12
    + 3178
    - 1483


    Running back

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  13. 13
    + 2989
    - 1532


    Quarterback

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  14. 14
    + 3220
    - 1598


    Linebacker

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  15. 15
    + 3114
    - 1517


    Quarterback

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  16. 16
    + 2756
    - 1197


    Wide receiver

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  17. 17
    + 2498
    - 1267


    Linebacker, Center

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  18. 18
    + 2703
    - 657

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  19. 19
    + 2447
    - 1175


    Quarterback

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  20. 20
    + 2262
    - 1361

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  21. 21
    + 2349
    - 1044


    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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  22. 22
    + 2431
    - 988


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  23. 23
    + 1915
    - 873


    Running back

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  24. 24
    + 1736
    - 932


    Running back

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  25. 25
    + 2068
    - 688

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

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  26. 26
    + 1601
    - 624


    Wide receiver

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  27. 27
    + 1742
    - 986


    Quarterback

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  28. 28
    + 2064
    - 1146


    Running back

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  29. 29
    + 1743
    - 1141


    Tight end

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  30. 30
    + 1478
    - 818


    Linebacker

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  31. 31
    + 1632
    - 770


    Quarterback

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  32. 32
    + 1343
    - 751


    Quarterback

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  33. 33
    + 1510
    - 838


    Quarterback

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  34. 34
    + 1494
    - 797


    Running back

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  35. 35
    + 1348
    - 685


    Running back

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  36. 36
    + 1399
    - 871


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  37. 37
    + 1361
    - 845


    Running back, Return specialist

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  38. 38
    + 1436
    - 950


    Quarterback

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  39. 39
    + 1185
    - 770

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  40. 40
    + 977
    - 332

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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  41. 41
    + 1257
    - 641

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  42. 42
    + 1505
    - 942

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  43. 43
    + 1058
    - 385

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  44. 44
    + 1084
    - 423


    Strong Safety

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  45. 45
    + 994
    - 366

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  46. 46
    + 1296
    - 660


    Tight end

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  47. 47
    + 1049
    - 811

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  48. 48
    + 1501
    - 823


    Quarterback

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  49. 49
    + 1158
    - 664


    Free Safety

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  50. 50
    + 1042
    - 565


    Linebacker

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